- Bawumia has said Ghana will soon be the pacesetter in Africa to use electric vehicles for public transport services
- He said the move would significantly reduce the cost of transportation as the major components of the cost are fuel and spare parts
- He made the comments when he visited Solar Taxi, a Ghanaian company that assembles electric vehicles
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government is rolling out a bold policy framework of using electric vehicles for public transport in Ghana.
According to him, the initiative is important because electric vehicles are the future.
"This will drastically reduce the cost of transportation as the major components of the cost is fuel and spare parts. It will also reduce carbon emissions," he said.
Dr Bawumia made the comments on Facebook after visiting Solar Taxi, a wholly-owned Ghanaian assembler of electric vehicles.
According to Dr Bawumia, Solar Taxi is the third largest electric vehicle assembler in all of Africa.
The Vice President said Solar Taxi is also able to convert existing internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles.
Collateral-free vehicle financing
The Facebook post by the Vice President also disclosed that Solar Taxi, through its bankers are providing financing for its motorcycles, cars and buses without collateral.
"All they require is your GhanaCard ID and they will give you a vehicle which you can pay for over time," he said.
Bawumia's convoy gets stuck in Ashanti Region
YEN.com.gh reported that in another news story that a trending video showing an official state vehicle stuck in the mud of an untarred road has been described as belonging to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.
The caption of the video says the incident happened in the Ashanti Region at a place called Asempaneye.
Ghanaians on social media have said the vice president's convoy deserves to be stuck on the road because he once said he would choose Ghana Card over interchanges.
Ghana planning to export electricity to Nigeria
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that Ghana is planning electricity export to Nigeria as part of its plans to expand energy access.
Ghana’s head of the General and Transmission Unit, Hanson Monney, stated that the country has achieved 80% energy access.
He said as soon as Nigeria fixes its grid challenges, it will begin to receive electricity from Ghana.
Chief of Mankuma in Bole District reportedly dies in gory accident
In other news, the chief of Mankuma, a small town in the Savannah Region, recently lost his life in a gory motor accident.
Kantewura Justice Iddisah Dari died on the spot when a truck lost control and fell on him and his motorbike.
Reports say the truck driver lost control after falling into a pothole, forcing the vehicle to head in the direction of the now-deceased chief.
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